Found May 21, 2012 on
TEAMS: Baltimore Ravens
Here’s some good news and it works as a piggyback for what I wrote Saturday about running back Ray Rice and his contract. According to this report from The Sun, there has been some progress in talks between the Ravens and their two-time Pro Bowl running back. Will it get ironed out before the July 16 deadline? That remains to be seen, but at least this is a positive step toward getting a key part of their offense signed.

Ray Rice Posts Phone Number of Suspended Student’s School

A Long Island high schooler’s bullying project got her suspended from school, and now Ravens RB Ray Rice is coming out in support of the student. Jessica Barba’s Youtube video documenting a fake suicide caught the attention of many, including concerned parents that viewed the project as completely inappropriate. After learning about the video, Barba’s principal suspended her...

No Progress between Ravens, Rice on a new deal

The Baltimore Ravens and Pro Bowl running back Ray Rice continue to talk about a contract extension. But the two sides have not made any strides towards a new deal, a source familiar with the talks told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. The deadline for Rice and the Ravens to hammer out a new deal [...]

Report: Ravens, Ray Rice making progress towards a new contract

Getty Images According to Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun, the Ravens and running back Ray Rice’s agent Todd France have made some progress in their efforts to work out a new long-term contract.  Nothing is close to getting done at this point, since there are some things that need to get worked out.  But there’s no doubt that this is good news. The Ravens and Rice’s representatives...

Ray Rice Said to Be Asking for $10 Million a Year, But Ravens' Hesistance Shows Decreasing Value of Running Backs

Make no mistake about it: Professional football is about the money. A career in the NFL can be brief, and players are wise to cash in while they can. But Ray Rice may be taking things a bit too far. The Baltimore Ravens running back is believed to be seeking a contract worth $10 million per year, according to the Chicago Tribune. It's easy to understand where Rice is coming from...

Report: Ray Rice likely looking for $10 million a year

Getty Images According to the Chicago Tribune, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice is reportedly looking to make $10 million per season in his next contract. The only running backs that make over $10 million a season are Adrian Peterson and Chris Johnson.   Rice is not in the same league as either of those players. Running backs that make just under $10 million a year are LeSean...

Ravens’ Ray Rice seeking 10 million per year

According to the National Football Post’s Dan Pompei, Ray Rice is asking for 10 million dollars per year in contract negotiations with the Baltimore Ravens. That amount would make him the 2nd highest paid running back in the NFL behind Adrian Peterson and is more than what Chris Johnson, Arian Foster, and LeSean McCoy have gotten in the past calendar year. It’s also more than...

Ray Rice won't find the contract he wants with the Ravens

Ray Rice hasn't been quiet about believing he's one of the NFL's best running backs, and he's also been vocal about his intentions to be paid as a top back. Anytime a player is as public as Rice has been, there is friction that is created between the team and the player. In all reality, players are probably best served by quietly asking their team for the best contract...

Ravens' voluntary OTA's big deal about MIA's...

So what if Ray Rice decided to skip OTA's which opened Wednesday May 23 at Owings Mills for the Ravens?Everyone knows Rice has stayed in top shape physically... he'll stay away from OTA's until he has signed either his $7.7 million franchise tag tender or he gets a new long-term contract. It makes sense for Rice to withhold his participation until business gets done. In...

Should the Baltimore Ravens be looking at RB Cedric Benson?

With Baltimore Ravens RB Ray Rice seeking a new long-term contract and without placing his signature on his offer sheet, should the Ravens be looking at RB Cedric Benson? It is being reported that Ray Rice is seeking a contract which would be in the $10 million dollar annually range but the Ravens do not seem anxious to meet his contractual demands. The Ravens placed the franchise...

Report: Ravens, Ray Rice haven’t made any progress towards a new contract

Getty Images Earlier today there was a report from the Baltimore Sun that stated that the Ravens and running back Ray Rice have made some progress towards getting a new contract worked out. Adam Schefter of ESPN has reported that both sides are talking, but they haven’t made any progress towards getting a new contract hammered out. It looks like the reporter from the Sun may...

PPR Mock Draft Results

1(1) - Ray Rice, RB, Bal: I went off the board with Rice instead of Arian Foster simply because I think Rice is a better bet to stay healthy. In a PPR league, their values are close enough for that to be a deciding factor. Plus, how often does the consensus #1 actually live up to the billing? 2(28) - Adrian Peterson, RB, Min: Couldn't resist the value here if he does suit up...

Report: Ravens unwilling to pay Ray Rice “Adrian Peterson money”

Getty Images According to, ESPN’s Sal Paolantonio reported on NFL Live that Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice is looking for “Adrian Peterson money”, but the Ravens aren’t willing to pay him that kind of money. “This holdout could end in training camp, if then,” Paolantonio said. “He wants Adrian Peterson money. He would like to have Chris Johnson...

Bears’ Matt Forte seeking 8.5 million per year

According to the Chicago Tribune, Bears franchise player Matt Forte is seeking 8.5 million per year in contract negotiations. This report comes at the same time that the National Football Post reported that Ravens’ franchise player Ray Rice is seeking 10 million per year. Forte’s asking price is more in line with what backs like Chris Johnson, Arian Foster, and LeSean McCoy have...
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